Four Loko is flying off of the shelves. The neo-Puritans* against it are either: adamantly insisting that there’s a meaningful difference between mixing caffeine and booze in a factory and mixing it in a bar (Marin Institute); insisting that there’s not a meaningful difference between mixing caffeine and booze in a factory and mixing it in a bar (SADD); or planning to take the next step of trying to ban mixing caffeine and booze in a bar (WCTU). And we’re about to see the alcoholic equivalent of Two Live Crew be made into a civil rights issue.
God, but I despise the nanny-staters sometimes I couldn’t think of a situation where I don’t.
*I say ‘neo-Puritans’ because these people have none of the Puritans’ redeeming factors, such as personal industry, laudable thrift, and/or a burning hatred of anti-Semitism.